Schedule & Sessions
Hotel & Travel
*Pricing for additional school attendees is contingent on two attendees from the same institution registering at the "First Two School Attendee" price.
**Each 10x10 booth includes two complimentary exhibitor attendees. Exhibitors will receive a discount code to register attendees with.
***Guest registrants will only be granted access to the exhibit hall for evening receptions.
Cancellation Policy: Registration fees will be refunded only if written notice of cancellation is received at CECU on or before May 1, 2019. In the event of a written cancellation, 30% of the registration fee will be retained to cover administrative costs. After May 1, 2019, NO refunds will be given. Please note that this cancellations policy applies only to attendees. Please see the the exhibitor page for information regarding booth cancellations.
Schedule & Sessions
2018 Convention Highlights
Hotel & Travel
Please Note: CECU has not given any third parties permission to block, reserve, or book hotel reservations on their behalf. If you receive inquiries from a third party to book hotel reservations, this constitutes an interference with CECU’s contractual agreement with the hotel. In addition, CECU has no recourse for reservations made through a third party. These inquiries are misleading solicitations to CECU’s attendees and exhibitors, which are not authorized by CECU. These companies have no affiliation with CECU. Please do not respond to these attempts. All CECU endorsed and negotiated housing options are posted here on our website.
The Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) is approximately 25-30 minutes from the Hyatt Regency and is serviced by most major airlines with multiple schedules throughout the day to cities around the country. Find the airline that is right for you: http://www.flymsy.com/.
When planning your trip to the CECU Convention, it's suggested that attendees arrive no later than noon on Sunday, June 2, 2019 to allow enough time for you to travel from the airport to the hotel and get settled prior to the start of the Convention. Please plan to arrive earlier if you are taking advantage of the pre-conference activities/meetings.
Travel suggestion - we recommend that attendees arrive Saturday evening and leave no earlier than Wednesday morning to take full advantage of the Convention offerings!
Exhibit Booth Registration Dates
Member Exhibit Booth Rates
Non-Member Exhibit Booth Rates
*Booth Sizes: Through exhibit registration you will be able to book a standard 10x10 booth or a corner/end 10x10 booth. If you are interested in securing a larger booth please contact us directly so we can assist you. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-800-6521.
Insurance: CECU requires every exhibitor include CECU as “additionally insured” on their policy. In addition every exhibiting company must carry the following coverage and provide a certificate of insurance on or before April 12, 2019: General Aggregate $2,000,000 Each Occurrence $1,000,000 Exhibitor Insurance for the CECU Convention is available through Rainprotection Insurance. For detailed coverage information and pricing visit click here. To purchase your insurance click here.
Cancellations and Refunds: In the event of cancellation of the Convention due to fire, strikes, government regulation or other causes beyond CECU control, CECU shall not be liable for failure to hold the Convention as scheduled, and CECU shall determine the amount of exhibit fees to be refunded. In the event of cancellation by Exhibitor, 50% will be retained by CECU if notice of cancellation is received in writing before April 1, 2019, and no refund will be made for cancellation after April 1, 2019.
Sponsorship Questions: Contact Kelley Blanchard at email@example.com or 571-970-6471.
Chairman Level Sponsor
The Chairman level provides the ability to gain high-profile exposure and reach top education leaders and partners in the sector.
In addition to the benefits included in the Advocate, Director & President levels, the Chairman level includes:
President Level Sponsor
Participate at the President level of CECU’s sponsorship program and be recognized as a presenting sponsor of a marquee educational event.
In addition to the benefits included in the Advocate & Director levels, the President level includes:
Director Level Sponsor
The Director level of CECU’s sponsorship program allows for education to be delivered through a digital platform. Sponsor would work closely with the professional development team of CECU to create high interest content for members and non-members.
In addition to the benefits included in the Advocate level, the Director level includes:
Advocate Level Sponsor
The Advocate level sponsorship is an opportunity for organizations to be recognized as a year-round contributor to CECU events and offers additional benefits as as an exhibitor.
Annual Convention Sponsorships
Networking reception - $25,000 - **ONLY ONE LEFT**
Your organization will have the opportunity to host one of three networking receptions in the Expo Hall. These evening events will provide opportunities for networking, connecting, and introductions to build on the activities taking place at the convention. Your organization name and logo will appear throughout the event and in all marketing materials as the primary host for the reception.
Campus Park - $25,000
Meet me in the park! The park, located in the center of the exposition hall, dubbed the Campus Park is a favorite gathering place for attendees daily at the convention. Attendees are able to network in the park, take a minute to catch-up on emails and enjoy meals together. Sponsorship would include creative brand integration into the space with your company name/ logo.
wifi - $20,000
Become the official provider of the Convention WiFi! Allow your name to be the gateway for attendees to access the internet, check their email and share on social media.
Golf Tournament - $15,000 - **SOLD**
Help kick off Convention by treating attendees to the annual golf tournament! Tee times will occur on Sunday, June 2 and you can customize your golf package with the CECU staff.
Name badge holders - $12,000 - **SOLD**
Company logo will be displayed on the name badge holder which all registrants will receive. (Name badge required for entrance at all convention events.)
Hotel Keycards - $12,000 - **SOLD**
Feature your company's logo on the official hotel keycard at the host hotel. Each attendee staying at the hotel will receive your customized card at check in to use throughout
Mobile app - $10,000 - **SOLD**
Company name and logo will be included in the convention's official mobile app available for all attendees to download. The app includes schedule and session information. The sponsors receives special recognition in the final program.
Specialty bar - $10,000
You may remember the infamous BACON BAR featured at the 2017 Convention...Design your own specialty bar to treat attendees to during one of the receptions. Customize it yourself or let our team get creative.
Conference POrtfolio - $10,000
Proudly display your organization name and logo by sponsoring the attendee portfolio.
Notebooks and Pens - $8,000 - **SOLD**
Each attendee will receive a notebook with a pen as part of their convention portfolio. Sponsoring company's logo will be on the cover of the notebook.
charging stations - $7,500
Provide charging stations with your logo in strategic locations at the convention for attendees to charge their mobile devices.
snack break - $7,500
Sponsor a snack break in the exhibit hall during the annual convention. Sponsorship includes logo placement on beverage stations and napkins.
portfolio Insert - $3,000 each
Opportunity for one flyer or give away displaying your company message included in the convention portfolio.
table stickers - $2,000
Have your company name or logo displayed on the hightop tables throughout the exhibit hall during receptions.
surface branding opportunities - from $1,000
Display your company name or logo throughout various parts of the host hotel for attendees to see as they make their way to and from session, receptions and networking events.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact us at Kelley Blanchard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 2-5, 2019
New Orleans, LA
Annual Convention Sponsor